Wednesday 12th March 2014

Penzance, Bolitho School: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming and 2 Blackcap. Penzance Sea Front: 1 Great Northern Diver and 17 Purple Sandpiper feeding on inter tidal just west of Jubilee pool. Sailing Club: 1 m Surf Scoter and 1 Red-throated Diver. Railway Station: 1 Back Redstart. Eastern Green Beach: 1 m Eider on beach displaying to Great Black-backed Gull. (P St Pierre)

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Eider, Simon Maycock 

Charlestown: 1 Red Kite over this morning. (D Hastilow)

Gwennap Sewerage Works: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 3 Green Sandpiper. (M Grantham)

Marazion Marsh RSPB:  1 Bittern, 18 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 4 Little Grebe, 8 Mute Swan, 2 Gadwall, 21 Teal, 15 Mallard, 4 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 3 hybrid geese, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 15 Herring Gull, 1 Cormorant, 9 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail, 1 Swallow, 1 m Wheatear, 4 Stonechat, 4 Pied Wagtail. 5 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Reed Bunting, 8 Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 1 Chiffchaff, 6 Buzzards, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 3 Snipe, 3 adult Mediterranean Gull north with Black-headeds. Also 3 adders and a Peacock butterfly. (D Flumm, DK Parker, B Sharples & L Proctor)

Porthgwarra: 1 m Wheatear. (P&H Taylor & M Bishop)

Lost Gardens of Heligan: 1 Nuthatch, 1 Marsh Tit, 1 f Great Spotted Woodpecker from the hide, all on the feeders and 1 Water Rail on the pool. (D Jenkins)

St. Levan village: 1w Iceland Gull, flew towards Penberth Cove where 1 Chiffchaff was singing. (M Bishop)

Sennen Cove: 2w Iceland Gull on The Cowloe. (M Bishop)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 6 adult Mediterranean Gull from the causeway. (M Bishop)

Marazion: 21 Sanderling and 2w Med Gull on the beach plus 1 Red-throated Diver and 3 Great Northern Diver offshore. (DK Parker) plus 1w Glaucous Gull at Red River mouth. (M Bishop)

Mylor Churchtown: 16 Black-necked Grebe (in one group), 2 Great Northern Diver, 11 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Curlew. Also 1 Grey Seal. (J St Ledger)

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Red-breasted Merganser, John StLedger

Camel Estuary, Wadebridge to Tregunna Bridge: 13  Bar-tailed Godwit, 20  Blackbird, 2  Black-headed Gull, 40 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Blue Tit, 6 Buzzard, c30 Carrion Crow, 12 Chaffinch, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Common Sandpiper, 10 Cormorant, 200 Curlew, c300 Dunlin, 6 Dunnock, 6 Goldfinch, 3 Goosander, 10 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Great Tit, 3 Greenfinch, 10 Greenshank, 5 Grey Heron, 20 Grey Plover, c50 Herring Gull, 6 House Sparrow, 1 Iceland Gull, 25 Jackdaw, 1 Kestrel, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 25 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Magpie, 8  Mallard, 30  Mute Swan, c50 Oystercatcher, 2 Pied Wagtail, 6 Raven, c100 Redshank, 20 Ringed Plover, 6 Robin, 25 Rook, 1 Shag, 50 Shelduck, 1 Spotted Redshank, 10 Starling, 1 Turnstone, 1 Whooper Swan, 8 Wigeon and c30 Wood Pigeon. (The “Martin Cutland Wildlife Walk” per C Travis)

Walmsley Sanctuary: c50 Canada Geese, 4 Coot, 3 Cormorant, 8 Gadwall, 7 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 8 Moorhen, 3 Mute Swan,1 Peregrine Falcon,1 Pheasant, 3 Sand Martin,1 Shoveler,1 Spoonbill, 30 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck and10 Wigeon. (C Travis & G Berti)

 Newlyn harbour: 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Raven. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

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This Long-tailed Tit has been knocking on our windows for most of the day, possibly seeing it’s reflection, Rod Farnes.

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